November 2011 –JMSB takes second place at Brock University Accounting Read more...
January 2012 - JMSB wins Gold at Ryerson OBCC for the third year in a row. Read more...
January 2012 - JMSB takes home second place at the Jeux du Commerce. Read more...
January 2012 - JMSB placed third at Ryerson's 2012 Battle on Bay Street. Read more...
February 2012 – JMSB finishes second at HEC's Secor Case competition Read more…
February 2012 - Another podium finish for JMSB at the 2012 Financial Open. Read more...
March 2012 – JMSB finishes second at the 20th annual Happening Marketing Case Competition. Read more...
March 2012 – JMSB finishes second at the 26th annual Excalibur tournament in Human Resources. Read more...
March 2012 – JMSB reaches the podiuim at TD Financial for the third year in a row. Read more...
March 2012 – JMSB takes home third place at NIBS Case Competition Read more...
Sustainable Scoop Newsletter
Is your company/organization moving ahead and creating change through sustainable best business practices? JMSB students want to become responsible business leaders. Here is your chance to inspire Concordia students by sharing your achievements and initiatives. Send us a story, an article, a recognition that we can share with our students. The Sustainable Scoop is about driving corporate sustainable news forward! Inspire, create awareness, and be the company/organization that students are talking about; recognized as continuously striving to improve your triple bottom line.
For the most recent issue of the Sustainable Scoop, click here.
For more information, please contact the Editor:
Phone: 514-848-2424 (ext. 4230)
Executive MBA Program - Developing Leaders
Founded in 1985, the John Molson Executive MBA Program proudly sees its graduates enjoying significant career advancement soon after graduation. The JMSB learning experience is widely recognized for its emphasis on practical knowledge. Students acquire business tools and knowledge that are relevant and pertinent to the shifting needs of organizations today. In fact, many students immediately apply these theories and concepts in the workplace, resulting in a substantial return on investment for the organizations they work for.
Click here to register for the webcast, and watch from the comfort of home.
Learn more about the Executive MBA program by visiting johnmolson.concordia.ca/emba
Pre-Book your Fall 2012 Information Session now!
Take advantage of the CMS Information Session for your fall recruitment needs. This solution allows you to present your organization, showcase your current job openings and meet with JMSB students/alumni.
To pre-book your Fall 2012 information session, contact:
Employer Relations Coordinator
Tel: (514) 848-2424, ext. 4304
Spring 2012 Graduate-Level Recruitment Series – New recruitment option for Employers!
Are you looking to hire MBA or Master’s level students from JMSB? Reserve your Recruitment Session to present your organization and discuss available opportunities to graduate-level students. This session will provide quick access to potential candidates and enable you to meet a select group of recent or soon-to-be graduates to meet your recruitment needs. For more information on how to participate, please contact:
Manager, Business Development
514.848.2424 ext. 5116
To find out more about Recruiting@JMSB please call Career Management Services (CMS) at (514) 848-2424 ext. 4245
Post a Job
Top Achievements for JMSB Students
Goodman Institute students outperform the world once again! Students earn an impressive 84% CFA® Level I exam pass rate.
For the fifth consecutive year, students at the Goodman Institute of Investment Management (GIIM) at Concordia University have more than doubled the worldwide CFA Level I pass rate, achieving a success rate of 84% compared to the worldwide rate of 39% at the June 2011 exams. The GIIM is the world's only MBA program that fully integrates the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) Body of Knowledge™ into its curriculum. Students have the opportunity to earn an MBA in Investment Management as well as the knowledge to fully prepare them to successfully pass all three levels of the CFA exams.
Offered through the John Molson School of Business, the Goodman Institute’s MBA in Investment Management Program provides the world’s only MBA program that fully integrates the requirements of the CFA Program. Concordia University was named the first university in Canada and one of the first in the world to become a Program Partner of CFA Institute in April 2006. This combined curriculum permits students to study towards two world-recognized designations simultaneously.
For more information or to coordinate interviews with current students or faculty contact:
Goodman Institute – Concordia University
JMSB Student Sabrina Sargent wins Governor General's Academic Medal!
Finance student Sabrina Sargent has been awarded the Governor General’s Academic Silver Medal for outstanding scholastic achievement. Her graduating GPA of 4.28 is the highest one of all graduating Concordia University students for this academic year.
Achieving such a distinction is no easy feat. Maintaining a near perfect GPA throughout an entire degree takes nothing short of complete dedication. “It takes a great deal of hard work,” explains Sabrina. “Throughout my studies I have set challenging goals and strived to achieve them.”
Governor General’s Academic Medals are awarded at four levels: Bronze at the secondary school level, Collegiate Bronze at the post-secondary and diploma level, Silver at the undergraduate level, and Gold at the graduate level. Sabrina received her award at the fall 2011 convocation ceremony at Place-des-Art
ConneXions: Successful Launch!
Career Management Services successfully launched its new Career Portal called “ConneXions” last September. New and existing employers took full advantage of the new system’s features during the Fall 2011 recruitment season:
- 636 new employer accounts were created
- 253 existing employers accessed the new system
- 548 jobs were posted which were viewed 46,092 times
- 688 applications were submitted through the portal
Here are some of the value-added features offered by the new system:
- Job Posting Module: Online posting tools, reminder tasks, ability to easily re-post a past job and ability to collect applications online.
- Interview Scheduling Module: Offer and manage interview offerings to students through the online scheduler.
- Résumé / Document Management Module: Supports document and résumé uploads with quick conversion to PDF, bulk document downloading and document package creation.
- Employer Manager Module: Manage your account by creating new contacts and updating existing ones.
For more information on how to use or access ConneXions, please contact us at Career Management Services or log into johnmolson.concordia.ca/employers/post-a-job
Post your Summer 2012 Opportunities now!
It is not too late to take advantage of our Summer 2012 JMSB “Top Talent” Hiring Initiative and begin tapping into our student talent by posting your 2012 summer and internship positions with us, free of charge.
JMSB offers dynamic and highly talented students majoring in various fields of study:
- Human Resource Management
- Management Information Systems
- Supply Chain Operations Management
- International Business
To post your summer and internship opportunities (or full-time/permanent), click here.
If you have any questions regarding the posting procedure, please contact us at 514-848-2424 ext. 4245 or email us directly at
Career Fair 2011: A Resounding Success!
On September 26th, 2011 we hosted our annual JMSB Career Fair at the Hôtel Omni Mont-Royal. Close to 50 organizations participated, including Bombardier Aerospace, Procter & Gamble, BMO Financial Group and newcomer to the Quebec market, Target Canada. These employers took advantage of this great opportunity to showcase their companies and identify potential candidates amongst the 450 participating students and alumni from undergraduate and graduate levels.
“Given that it was our first time at JMSB, we were blown away by the level of talent, professionalism and knowledge that the students displayed and were able to walk away with a large number of hires. All in all we really enjoyed the career fair, information sessions and on campus interviews and look forward to a continued partnership with JMSB as we continue to grow.”
Recruiter | Campus – Talent
MBA Community Service Initiative (MBA CSI) helps develop future business leaders who are socially responsible global citizens
Some 50 stakeholders, including former student interns, host organizations, entrepreneurs, JMSB staff, and members from the not-for-profit community gathered at the Atwater Club to celebrate another year of success at their annual dinner event last June.
Dave McKenzie, Coordinator and Founder of the MBA CSI, announced the much anticipated launch of the MBA CSI Entrepreneur Network. The group includes new and more seasoned business owners who want to share their experience, knowledge and best practices with other participants. The network will serve as a great resource to past and current entrepreneurs who completed the “Starting Your Own Business” training program.
Since its launch in November 2008, MBA CSI continues to be a key learning component of the John Molson MBA program. Through its various activities, MBA CSI helps develop future business leaders who are socially responsible global citizens and creates a positive and meaningful impact in the community.
For more information on the MBA Community Service Initiative, please visit: johnmolson.concordia.ca/mbacsi
New training initiatives at CMS in 2011 in partnership with industry!
Retailers from various organizations share inside knowledge and network with JMSB students eager to learn about potential opportunities in the retail industry.
Last fall, Career Management Services (CMS) hosted its very first Retail Networking Event. The evening began with a panel presentation from industry professionals (see list below) who presented their organizations and talked about their own career paths, their day-to-day work, the challenges they face and their vision of the industry. They also discussed career opportunities available in the industry and provided advice on how to find a position in the different functional areas of retail, such as management, supply chain, marketing and HR to name just a few.
The presentation was followed by a networking reception where the panelists and other participating retailers mingled with a selected group of highly qualified students. These students were well prepared to impress as they were treated earlier in the day to a “Dress for Success Workshop” by Le Château’s experts who gave them tips on how to project a positive image and ensure that the first impression a potential employer gets is a positive one!
- Jordana Scarapicchia, Recruitment Manager, Le Château
- Randi Haimovitz, Director, HRBP, Reitmans Canada
- Dominic Boyle, Director Manufacturing – Finances & Admin., Birks and Mayors
- Valentine Vaillant , Manufacturing Cost Analyst, Birks and Mayors
- Alexandre Lavoie, Talent Acquisition Specialist, Loblaws
Other Participating Firms:
- Blinds To Go
- Beyond The Rack
Industry experts help train students at the JMSB Mini-Boot Camps
Following the advice of our consulting and capital markets industry partners, we recognized the dual importance of full academic preparation for JMSB students as they embark on their careers and proper preparation for these industries’ intense and rigorous recruitment process.
Consulting Mini Boot Camps
Based on the first Consulting Mini Boot Camp held in March 2011, Career Management Services supplemented its inaugural training program with a second Consulting Mini Boot Camp in November. The timing was meant to train students seeking summer internship opportunities during the January recruitment season. Industry experts and JMSB alumni shared information on the benefits and challenges of working in consulting and provided advice on how to enter the field and what potential employers are looking for.
Capital Markets Mini Boot Camp
In all, 46 JMSB students participated in one of two training days that took place in June and November 2011 as part of a new training program to prepare students seeking summer or full-time opportunities in the Capital Markets industry. Throughout the day, students attended several workshops delivered by industry experts from different sectors of the industry, namely Investment Banking, Equity Research, Sales & Trading, and Corporate Banking. At lunchtime, they were treated to a keynote address from industry leaders on “The Capital Markets Landscape”. To end the event, industry professionals and JMSB alumni discussed the challenges and opportunities of the industry during a panel presentation. They provided advice to job seekers looking to enter their field, and addressed what they can do as potential candidates to prepare themselves for a successful career in the financial industry.
We would like to extend our special thanks to the following firms who supported this new learning initiative in 2011. With your help, students gained a better understanding of their career options and learned to better prepare for the highly competitive recruitment process in both the Consulting and Capital Markets industries:
- Ernst & Young
- Deloitte & Touche
- McKinsey & Company
- Groupe Proaction
- IBM Global Business Services
- Boston Consulting Group
- Towers Watson
- Analysis Group
- CIR Consulting Group
- Secor Consulting
- Solertia Consulting Group
- West Monroe Partners
- Vlaad and Company
- BMO Capital Markets
- National Bank Financial
- Industrial Alliance Securities
- Natcan Investment Management
- RBC Capital Markets
- Canaccord Genuity
- CN Investment Division
- Stanton Asset Management
- Scotia Capital
- CIBC World Markets
- Bank of America Merrill Lynch
What are JMSB student$ earning after they graduate?
Every year Career Management Services conducts an in-depth survey with our graduated students. Below you will find reported salaries, employment status, employment location & current employers of the respondents to the Undergraduate Student Exit Survey and the Graduate Student Exit Survey (June 2011). Surveys were conducted 3 months after graduation:
Undergraduate Student Exit Survey Results
Graduate Student Exit Survey Results
Looking Forward to 2012
- January 18, 2012 - International Business Speakers Panel & Networking Event
- March 16, 2012 - Capital Markets 2012 Mini Bootcamp
- April 30, 2012 - Professional Careers in Insurance - Panel Presentation
- ...and 17 Employer Information Sessions this winter/spring!
What employers have to say about Recruiting@JMSB
"PepsiCo is the world’s second largest food and beverage business, offering a portfolio of enjoyable and wholesome products to consumers in more than 200 countries. When recruiting on Campus for our Beverages division, we look for professionals with great leadership skills, who are passionate and who are results oriented. The team at the JMSB Career Center has helped us achieve our recruitment goals in the past, and continues to do so through their attentiveness to our staffing needs and their immeasurable support that has led us to attract and retain high quality and high potential graduates. We look forward to widening the scope of our affiliation with the John Molson School of Business and thank them for their continuous support!"
Arpi Armoudian, HR Representative, PepsiCo Beverages Canada
Giovanna Idone, Staffing Coordinator, PepsiCo Beverages Canada
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